Some parents deserve respect, most of them don’t – George Carlin
I might have chosen the worst day to write this. But that doesn’t make it less true. The fact that a person has had a child is no way a factor to earn respect. Let’s see how that person raises a child, and then we will be able to talk about respect.
Want an example?
Parent upset over atheist group at Larkin High
At least one parent was upset today when a group of students set up shop in the Larkin High School cafeteria to talk about atheism.
But one parent said the school went too far.
“They were here to talk about atheism,” said Shavon Stanback of Elgin. “That’s totally unacceptable to me.”
She continued: “I’m a Christian woman. I believe in God. I believe in heaven and hell.”
This woman thinks she is doing the right thing. She says she believes in God, which to me, doesn’t make much sense, but well, it’s her choice. The problem comes when because of that belief, she thinks that whoever doesn’t share her same delusions should be barred from saying so. If the school authorities, or worse, government authorities had the same attitude, we would have a pretty theocracy going on. But she is not a government or school authority. She is a mother, who has the task to raise a child, and I’m pretty sure she is pouring her same delusions and bigotry on that child.
That is a mother who certainly doesn’t deserve respect.
That’s just one case from last week. If I dig deeper, I can find lots of cases of parents who let their kids die because they preferred to pray instead of taking them to a doctor.
This is not just about religion, but about the idea that parents (in today’s case, mothers) deserve respect for just having opened their legs, delivered a child 9 months later and prevented the kid to starve to death
I swear there is a worse video, but I couldn’t find it.
Anyway, with all this, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t show any love for your mother today. On the contrary, if she is not a bigoted religious nutjob, or someone who has no idea of the Earth’s shape, or a sadistic beauty-obsessed bitch, go ahead and tell her “I love you mom”. And if she is anything like that, well, suck it up and do it anyway. No one else should do that.